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Definitions of struggle

  1. To use great efforts with twistings or coutortions of body; to strive; to contend; to labour in pain; to be in agony. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To put forth great effort; contend; strive. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To make great efforts with contortions of the body: to make great exertions: to contend: to labor in pain: to be in agony or distress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To make violent efforts; contend; endeavor. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; "the tribesmen fought each other"; "Siblings are always fighting" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To use violent efforts with twistings of the body; to use great efforts or exertions; to strive; to contend; to labour hard. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals); "the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine; "police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. strenuous effort; "the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Contest; contention; strife. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A violent effort or endeavor; contest; strife; sometimes, war or battle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. Struggler. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. A violent effort with contortions of the body: great labor: agony. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. A violent effort; great labor; agony. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Forcible effort to obtain an object or to avoid an evil; contest; contention; agony; contortions of extreme distress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Violent efforts, with twistings of the body; great efforts to attain an object or to avoid an evil; contest; contortions of extreme distress. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for struggle

  1. I don't think Fanny was so much to blame; but her mother seemed to fancy that the new mistress of the house was not to be allowed to have her place without a struggle – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. But he has a struggle to keep up his position. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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